Welcome to the website of the Association of Advocates for Care Reform (ACR).
We are a non-profit organization comprised of concerned citizen volunteers, whose focus is to improve the quality of life and care for people living in long-term, residential care in British Columbia.

Since 1991, we have been working to make a difference in the long-term care community in our province. Our work includes:

Support for the development of family councils at residential care facilities in BC, to help provide a voice for long-term care residents, and create an inclusive and supportive environment for families and facility staff to work together

Advocacy and education to create awareness and facilitate dialogue and consultation around the issues of care and quality of life for those living in residential care homes

We invite you to explore our new website – featuring a greater variety of information and resources to meet the needs of residents of care facilities, their families and friends, and health professionals – to learn more about how we can help, and how you can get involved. Together we can make a difference.


    ACR Fact Sheets

   "New" ACR Fact Sheet #2 - Antipsychotic Medications in Long Term Care - November 2012



    ACR Newsletter and ACR News Bulletin

   ACR News Bulletin December 2012

   ACR News Bulletin August 14 2012

   ACR News Bulletin June 3 2012

   ACR News Bulletin May 14 2012

   ACR News Bulletin April 11 2012

   ACR News Bulletin January 12 2012

   Fall//Winter 2010 Newsletter



    ACR Advocacy

   07 May 2012:
   ACR letter to Premier Christy Clark requesting full and timely implementation of the recommendations of the Ombudsperson of BC Report: "The Best of Care: Getting if Right for seniors in British Columbia (Parts 1and 2)

   28 May 2012:
   ACR letter to the Seniors Action Plan re ACR support of a seniors' advocate position in British Columbia

   29 May 2012:
   ACR letter to Hon. Michael de Jong, Minister of Health as follow-up to earlier letter of 15 November 2010 and requesting information on the specific action taken since November 2010 to ensure that Mr. Porteous' experience will not be replicated elsewhere in residential care in BC.

   30 May 2012:
   ACR followup letter to Hon. Shirley Bond, Attorney General and Solicitor General, regarding a request for a Public Inquiry to be conducted into the death of Mrs. Kathleen Palamarek (earlier letter of 19 July 2011 to Premier Clark)

   19 July 2011:
   ACR letter to Premier Clark requesting a Public Inquiry be conducted into the death of Mrs. Kathleen Palamarek

   Support for Seniors' Advocate position for British Columbia

   Foods and Nutrition Services in BC Residential Care Facilities
   (and swallowing & assisted feeding concerns)

   Riverview Transfers to Providence Health Care Residential Care (June
   Letter to Geoff Plant, Chair, Providence Health care

   Letter to Ministry of Health

   Letter re Langley residential care death (November 2010)
   Letter to Fraser Health President and CEO and K. Falcon, Minister of Health

   Letter to BC Ombudsman - February 24, 2009

   Submission to the BC Ministry of Health
   "Conversation on Health" Residential Care?...Who Cares?

   Feedback on the New Residential Care Regulatiions
   (effective 01 October 2009)
   Residential Care Regulations (01 Oct 2009) feedback letter
   Residential Care Regulations Addendum to feedback letter